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Hi, everyone! So, we are planning a destination wedding in Mexico (probably Riviera Maya or Cancun) for April 18th, 2015.

I am having some serious anxieties:

1. the guest list is too big to me! (but, we can't really cut anyone out) -we will have at least 35 guests, but probably closer to 40-50

2. I have no idea how to go about choosing which resort. I thought I wanted the Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, but the package was for up to 20 guests and the packages really didn't have the important things. SO, back to square one.

3. I think that I need to stop being so concerned with the budget because in reality, we are still saving quite a bit by doing a DW instead of a local one.

4. I am also freaking out about photography, hair, and make up. I feel like even if there is a photographer provided by the resort, we should still hire someone from the outside? And, hair and makeup - is it possible to have a trial at the spa? I am terrified of the make up just..not..looking..so...great.. or my hair being too flat... I don't know.

Does anyone have any suggestions, or can someone at least relate?

I feel like I am being so dramatic, but I don't really have anyone to listen to these concerns because all of my friends have had local weddings.

Thanks so much for the venting! Happy wedding planning!  :wacko:

Looks like our weddings will be similar. We are doing ours at Now Sapphire April 18 2015. With at least 35 guest but most likely around 50 with 75ish max. Budget is a big stress for me right now but it is way cheeper than having it in the states. So i just have to remind my self that. And every time i start thinking of cutting the guest list we keep on saying its not worth it. 

I'm waiting on the wedding quote from the hotel now and as soon as i get that i will feel a lot better!

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I too was stressed last week trying to figure out where to start... I read through this site as often as I could and it was extremely helpful.

 

Biggest step was securing a Resort and Price for my guests.... I live in Canada so availability is a bit more limited and prices are a little higher than what I see posted on here. I see brides booked in at Resorts I too had quotes for indicating there per guest price as almost half of what I secured at HRH. Having said that the Wedding Packages, perks, and Credits are amazing at HRH. Each room booked at HRH will get $1800 Resort Credit to use on golf, tours, spa, salon, Rock Shop, and Upgrades/Amenities at Hotel.  I also love the fact that I receive a base rate back to me for every 11th guest that books up to a max of 3.

 

Good Luck and Happy Researching!

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I can totally relate, its all so overwhelming in the start. But I found that looking throughforums hhere, I wasn't alone, and things started to get easier. Our guest list jumped from 40 to 75..... mainly due to my Fiancés huge family, who are all super close.... still, we've managed to tweek the budget... and things are coming together!!! Happy planning :-) :-)

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I think you will be alright!! lol once you have finalized some of your choices I think you will find that it goes smoother than you would expect.

 

As far as your hair and makeup- I'm planning on printing out a picture of what I want done for my hair, and makeup.

 

Once I arrive at the resort I'm planning on doing a trail run (I asked my coordinator to make sure this can be done)

 

As far as your hair being flat, I guess you could bring some product with you to help ensure that doesn't happen? Or perhaps you could chose an updo that you like so you wouldn't have to worry about it.

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You have access to so much information here on the website so relax, everything will turn out great =0) Happy engagement and happy wedding planning =0)

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Hi, I definitely don't think your being dramatic. Take the time to do much research. Also remember that even if you think your guest list is big not everyone will attend. Most spas will do a hair trial at the very least. Good luck :)

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